I am still with the living and just buried in projects. Until tonight when a friend commented how long it’s been since I posted I hadn’t realized how really long it has been!
One project I would like to share is the videos I have taken on my phone. I have managed to get them to my computer, but need help to get them onto Youtube for posting here. I tried a “free” video software to fix an error I made in a recording of Noodle, but when I got done and posted it there was a HUGE advertising banner right through the middle of it. Cheep shot on their part, I say.
All advice will be cheerfully accepted!
So tonight I was doing my best rendition of “Psycho” on a potato to bake in the oven because I didn’t want a revisit of the exploding potato, as happened in 2014, when suddenly I was shocked to see that my very sharp meat-fork was stuck into my thumb. Yes really. I heard the thud of one tine as it hit the counter, and was told later in urgent care that the bone kept the other tine from protruding right through to the other side. A tetanus shot was administered, pain killers, and antibiotics to prevent infection were prescribed and I was on my way. As we left Bob quipped in the parking lot,
“Stick her with a fork; she’s done!”
I actually laughed. 😉
And how are you all doing?
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What, you mean you didn’t immediately grab your phone and take a photo or video for our edification and enjoyment? Most remiss of you! On a more serious note, I very much hope it will mend quickly and completely with the minimum of pain and inconvenience!
Never even crossed my mind… Too much blood and feeling altogether too woozy for filming the carnage. It is a deep puncture wound, too small for stitches, but I was worried about infection. It didn’t hurt much at the time, however, swelling brought about throbbing and pain by the time I got to the Urgent care. 😯
I am feeling pretty good now… 😉
It’s probably just as well… there’d have been some woozy feelings at this end too if you’d shown photos!
Yes, it was pretty gruesome. Later that evening I was tidying up and started the dishwasher… I thought I’d spilled something down the front of it and tried to wipe it off… Well, I guess you could say it was a spill.
For my vlogs I us an app on my phone called power director, it has some great editing tools, the free version has a small watermark and the ad free full version was only £5, you can upload directly to YouTube via WiFi or save to a pc 🙂
Thank you, Neil! I will check this out.
Well, you may be “done” to fork tender, but now’s actually the time for brining… Puncture wounds are notorious for poor healing so my GranMa’s method was to do a twice daily soak in a good, strong, (hot as you can take it) bowl of salt water solution. Will help pull out infection, and keep things softened up to allow thorough healing.
Oh my dear, *sigh* please slow down? Just a few (tiny) pokes with your paring knife will do to let the steam out of those tatties and, as a friend of mine used to say, lol: “The hurrier I go, the behinder I get…” ; ). Get well soon!
Yes, a good soaking is very healing. Mom used Epsom salts to soak with the same results. I once developed an inch long ‘streak’ on the bottom of my foot from stepping on a nail. The soaking cured it! Thank you, Deb. 🙂
Oh dear about that red streak/ symptom of blood poisoning; no messing around with that, is there! Funny how the “old ways” are (still; ) so effective…
True, but don’t expect your Dr. to say it’s so!
Ouch that hurt. So many accidents in the kitchen. Last year I got a new Mandolin, started slicing potatoes. Sliced the side off my little finger. Had to have it cauterized. Now I have comments from the family like “Is there extra meat in this?”
It is crazy how everyday life gets busy, but I am glad you are back.
Thank you, it is good to be back!
HA! I have made comments about dinner’s extra added protein on more than one occasion. Usually it is mishaps with knives. 😯 Never saw this one coming.
Imagining that accidental ‘impaling’ comes close to mental torture.. yow… but sometimes a wound is so serious that for a short time we feel nothing – until the body merges out of shock and says YOW!
I am so sorry… mend pronto!
Thank you, Lisa. I am feeling pretty good this morning and didn’t even need a pain pill. 😀
I think I might have needed to sleep with my hand straight up in the air to offset that thump=thump-thumping of the heart….
may it heal as fast as possible….
Thank you, Lisa; it is! 🙂
Hope it’s much better today….
Bruised, but painless today. 😀
That’s great! Yay!
Jeepers… I hope you heal quickly! My worst was impaling my foot on a big barn nail more than a decade ago. Went all the way through the shoe sole and out the top. I did not go to the doctor for three days until the pain was atrocious. Not even a scar today! The body’s healing ability is just amazing.
Lori, I stepped on more nails as a kid than I like to remember, and yes, they hurt like heck! I have to say, that today it does not hurt at all. However, it is coloring up pretty good! 😛 So I should heal pretty quickly if this is any indication.
Ow, ow, ow! Sympathy, sympathy, sympathy. I hope that you get good video advice.
Thank you, Tom. I am feeling no pain whatsoever today, and very glad for that!
So how are things today? Good grief, woman — slow down with the potato-puncturing! Even one or two small cuts with the point of a knife will do the trick. It’s letting the steam out that’s important. Of course, now that I think about it — I wonder if puncturing ourselves would be good for letting off steam when it starts to build up? Probably not, although its fun to think about.
I spent more time than I like to remember trying to figure out how to make a video with still photos and an audio file. I did it once, long ago, and it was easy as pie. Now, Microsoft has discontinued the software, and I haven’t found anything else. Maybe I need to look again. Things change so fast that they may have some super-duper way to do it now.
Hope your healing is continuing, and I hope everyone else in the family’s nice and healthy.
I am much better as of this writing, thank you, Linda. As for letting off steam, well, I can’t recommend it. I was simply too shocked to utter anything but OMG, and I try not to do that lightly. That utterance instantly cued Bob, who was in the living room, that I had done something serious/stupid to myself. 😉 I was so glad that on our way to the ER we noticed that the local Urgent Care was still open. That turned a 6 to 8 hour ER visit into an hour, off the the pharmacy, and home again!
I went looking again for editing software and found another free editor that was promoted by CNET. I have had good results with products they have approved in the past. I will be working with it this afternoon, and if it WORKS The result will be posted. 🙂
That “Stick her with a fork; she’s done!” is funny, even if you didn’t find it funny at the time. Every cloud has a silverware lining.
Steve, I just said you were a wordsmith in a comment on your blog and here you are proving it on mine! LOL!